Call for entries. Deadline extended!
This outdoor exhibit is open to artists located in Western CT and Westchester and Putnam Counties in NY. Deadline for entries is June 3rd. The exhibit will be on view and part of the Juneteenth event on June 19th 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM at Western Connecticut State University, Midtown Campus in Danbury, CT.
The Cultural Alliance of Western CT partnered with the Greater Danbury NAACP, WCSU Racial Justice Coalition and More, to proudly present Danbury Juneteenth — National Independence Day — Celebration 2022 –“Honoring our Heritage: Forging the Future.”
Through “Liberation“, we invite artists and artisans to explore feelings of freedom and a spirit of celebration. Honoring our history, its struggles and triumphs, while expressing strength, perseverance, and hope for the future. Visual expressions are uplifting and include multicultural representation.
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the abolition of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. This was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863.
Fast-forward to 2021, in a great example of bipartisanship the United States Senate voted unanimously on a resolution to make Juneteenth an American federal holiday. The Senate resolution officially establishes June 19th as “Juneteenth National Independence Day.” The day after the Senate passed the resolution, the United States House of Representatives also approved the resolution and President Biden signed the bill into law.
To recognize and celebrate the rich history of this holiday and to highlight the extraordinary contributions made by African Americans to the community, the Danbury Juneteenth Coalition is planning a fun-filled day for the entire family – both young and old — with a curated roster of exciting activities that will take place throughout the day.
Open to Artists in Western CT and Westchester and Putnam Counties in NY
- Artwork must be original, designed and produced by the exhibiting artist.
- No commercial reproductions, or embellished commercial products are allowed. If we determine that you are showing reproductions, you will be asked to pack up and leave the show immediately.
- If you produce work in editions, you must disclose edition numbers.
- Artists may only show work in categories and body of work selected by the Jury.
- All work exhibited must be of the quality, category and body of work of that shown in the images juried.
- All displayed work must be for sale or commission, with prices clearly marked.
- All artists must be in attendance presenting their work – no sales reps are allowed
- 2D: Fine Art including Digital Art, Photography, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Works on Paper.
- 3D Art and Crafts: Ceramics, Wood, Fiber/Textiles, Wearables, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Sculpture, Paper, Stone, Plastics, Mixed Media